AK’s Cafe, 1237 Lower Main St., Wailuku, 244-8774
Anyone who’s sampled the crab cakes at AK’s Cafe in Wailuku knows they’re worth seeking out. Thankfully, getting them’ll be a lot easier starting November 9, when Chef Elaine’s delicious creations will be available at the Foodland outlets in Lahaina and Pukalani.
Elaine says she hopes to have them in the deli section within about a month, but at first they’ll be stocked in the freezer. Long-range goals include getting the product to Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island; there’s also word that the Kahului Ale House plans to add them to the menu, good news for football fans seeking something to soak up the Sunday morning booze.
Nice to see a local business expanding its reach, but it’d all be immaterial if the cakes weren’t good. Luckily they are, enough to stand out on a well-rounded restaurant menu, which means they’ll stack up even better against the frozen food aisle competition.